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USSA SuperTour Period I Wraps

12/07/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 6, 2015) – Aggressive competition continued on day two of the USSA SuperTour races in Sun Valley. In the women’s 10k classic mass start on Sunday, Chelsea Holmes (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center) had a 9.7 second lead over her teammate Becca Rorabaugh followed by Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project)...

Ligety Streak Ends at Beaver Creek

12/06/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6, 2015) – It was a heartbreaker for the American fans at Beaver Creek, as expected winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) fell on his first run and did not finish. However, Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took a solid top-15 finish in 14th place and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) skied from bib 51 to 16th place.

Vonn Sweeps Lake Louise

12/06/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 6, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) took her 70th World Cup victory and third Lake Louise sweep on Sunday with a 1.32 second win over Austria’s Tamara Tippler.

The third World Cup win of the weekend for Lindsey Vonn didn’t matter quite as much to the speed queen as rounding off her career victory tally to a...

Taylor Fast on Skis in Lillehammer

12/06/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6, 2015) - Angered by a 42nd in ski jumping, Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) went out hard and set the fastest cross country time to finish 13th in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Norway's Magnus Krog took the win over World Cup leader Fabian Riessle of Germany. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs...

Historic Podium in Lillehammer

12/06/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team women scored an historic podium Sunday, as Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied the fastest anchor leg to give the USA third in the 4x5k relay. Norway won with a significant lead over Finland by nearly two minutes. It was only the third time in history the USA has been on a relay podium.

Sun Valley Hosts Second SuperTour Weekend

12/06/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 5, 2015) -The Lake Creek venue in Sun Valley played host to the second weekend of USSA SuperTour competitions. Races began Saturday with a 1.3k classic sprint. In the women’s competition Becca Rorabaugh (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center) sprinted her way to a first place finish just one second ahead of Kaitlynn...

Vonn Wins Again in Lake Louise

12/05/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) skied to her second win in as many days in the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, taking the victory by 1.05 seconds.

If Vonn gets more confident, she may leave her nearest competitors even further behind. After a mishap the day before still led to a 0.58-second...

Ligety and Weibrecht Podium in Beaver Creek

12/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5, 2015) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) stood on the podium on Saturday, taking second and third place respectively at the Audi Birds of Prey super G. It was Weibrecht’s first-ever Audi FIS Ski World Cup World Cup podium.

Athletes Give Back: Emily Cook

12/05/2015

When discussing how three-time Olympic aerialist Emily Cook gives back to the Park City community, it might be quicker to list the local organizations she isn't involved with.

From The Speedy Foundation to the Youth Sports Alliance to Kids Play International, Cook is involved with nonprofits at the local, national and global level.

Fast Opener for Combined in Lillehammer

12/05/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5, 2015) - Winds continued to play a role, but the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour got underway with Germany's Fabian Riessle setting a torrid pace to claim the win. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 11th.

After winds wiped out opening weekend in Finand a week earlier, officials Saturday...

Bjornsen Leads in Lillehammer Skiathlon

12/05/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5, 2015) - The second weekend of World Cup competition kicked off with a 15k skiathlon on Saturday. The U.S. women had four in the top 30, led by Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) in 20th. Norway’s Therese Johaug has proved to be unstoppable yet again winnng by nearly a minute and a half over Norway’s Heidi Weng and with...

Vonn Takes 16th Lake Louise Win

12/04/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 4, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) collected her 16th-career World Cup victory at Lake Louise in the first of two scheduled downhills, but the run was not without pure athletic spectacle to avoid serious disaster. Vonn clocked the fastest splits all the way to the midsection on course where she decided to take a...

Weibrecht Attacks from the Back

12/04/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4, 2015)—Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) reminded ski racing fans that he is still a threat in downhill, tying for fifth place after starting 34th at the Birds of Prey downhill. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) both grabbed top-15 spots, taking 12th and 15th, respectively.

Tara Leads USA in Lillehammer

12/04/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2015) - Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) led the USA, finishing 17th in the opening FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Lillehammer. Japan's Sara Takanashi took the win. Nita Englund (Florence, WI) was 27th.

Combined Tried Again in Lillehammer

12/03/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2015) - After a weekend of wind in Ruka, Finland, the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour will try again for its opener, this time on the Olympic venues of Lillehammer. The USA will have four athletes competing in a team event Saturday followed by an individual competition Sunday.

Heading the U.S. Nordic...

Speed Week Opening for the Ladies

12/03/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 3, 2015) – Success is no stranger to the U.S. Ski Team speed women at Lake Louise. In fact, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) has won so many times on this track it’s been deemed “Lake Lindsey.” For good reason, seeing as though she’s snagged 15 victories in Lake Louise – by far the most by a single skier at a specific venue –...

#AmericanDownhillers Take on Birds of Prey

12/03/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3, 2015) – The sun has been shining on the famous Birds of Prey downhill track the last two days, but don’t be mistaken – it has been cold and the conditions have been perfect. With some of the steepest pitches, the most difficult terrain and the biggest air on the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup circuit, this course is...

Women's Jumpers Open World Cup Tour

12/02/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway  (Dec. 3) – Two women have been named to the U.S. Ski Jumping Team for the 2015-16 season based on national team selection criteria. Qualifying were veteran and World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), along with Nita Englund (Florence, WI), who finished third in the world in the International Ski Federation’s...
U.S. Ski Team Announces Partnership With Jacuzzi® Brand

12/02/2015

CHINO HILLS, CA (Dec. 2, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced its partnership with Jacuzzi® Brand as the official hot tub of the U.S. Ski Team. As part of the partnership, Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs will be integrated in to athletes’ recovery at the USSA’s world-class training facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park...

Ford Takes Back-to-Back Wins at Copper NorAms

12/02/2015

COPPER, CO (Dec. 2, 2015) – Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) proved victorious once again in the second NorAm giant slalom contested at Copper Mountain this season on Tuesday. In contrast to his previous day’s victory, which had Ford coming from the 14th position to ultimately win, this time he found himself leading after run one. When the dust finally...

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